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Electrifying city logistics in the European Union: Optimising charging saves cost

By Julia Hildermeier, Andreas Jahn, Felipe Rodríguez

The use of electric trucks in urban and regional logistics has great potential to cut emissions in the freight sector and accelerate decarbonisation of transport. A key question for logistics operators is how to optimise truck charging in order to take advantage of lower electricity prices and excess renewable energy on the grid. To avoid the significant costs th...

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Executive Summary

Recommendations: Analysis of electrification of city logistics

By Julia Hildermeier, Andreas Jahn, Felipe Rodríguez

Electrification of heavy-duty vehicles is key to decarbonising the transport sector and can help the European Union be climate neutral by 2050. RAP and the International Council on Clean Transportation offer recommendations for logistics operators, power sector regulators and charging infrastructure stakeholders on how to advance the electrification of urban logi...

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Report

Electrifying EU city logistics: An analysis of energy demand and charging cost

By Julia Hildermeier, Andreas Jahn, Felipe Rodríguez

Heavy-duty trucks are the main source of pollution and noise from urban freight. Electrifying these fleets brings substantial benefits to cities and the freight companies while advancing the transition to clean transport. Moving to electric fleets at an affordable price is possible today, if logistics operators understand the associated costs. This study by th...

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Presentation September 8, 2020

Building a market for EV charging infrastructure

By Julia Hildermeier

​In a virtual conference organised by CharIN on e-mobility and funding for charging infrastructure, Dr. Julia Hildermeier provided an overview of best practices for developing a common vision for EV charging in the EU. She also provided policy recommendations on how Member States can build a cost-efficient and much-needed ‘essential charging network’ for in...

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Presentation September 3, 2020

Tariff design for smart EV charging

By Julia Hildermeier

​In a webinar organised by the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) on E-mobility: EV charging, network tariffs and related regulatory implications, Dr. Julia Hildermeier provided an overview of the critical role of time-varying tariff design in smart EV charging....

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Presentation September 3, 2020

EU EV policies – Where we stand

By Julia Hildermeier

​In a webinar organised by the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) on E-mobility: EV charging, network tariffs and related regulatory Implications, Dr. Julia Hildermeier outlined current e-mobility issues and provided recommendations for policies needed to stimulate the growth of EVs and charging infrastructure in the European Union....

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Report June 24, 2020

Building a market for EV charging infrastructure: A clear path for policymakers and planners

By Julia Hildermeier

The need for electric vehicle charging infrastructure has emerged as a key concern for the large-scale electrification of road transport, which is crucial for decarbonising Europe’s transport sector. Where and how public charging infrastructure is built can pave the way for more users to switch to electric mobility. As electric vehicle use increases, it will a...

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Policy Brief June 14, 2020

EV Tariff Design Can Optimize Grid Resources and Save Drivers Money — Selected Examples and Lessons Learned from the U.S. and Europe

By Julia Hildermeier, Jessica Shipley

The environmental and economic benefits that electric vehicles provide to users, and ultimately to all electricity consumers, will depend on how the vehicles are charged and how charging infrastructure is deployed. Research has shown how managed electric vehicle charging can efficiently use grid capacity, optimally exploit electric vehicles as a flexible grid res...

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Report

Transport sector transformation: Integrating electric vehicles into Turkey’s distribution grids

By Değer Saygin, Osman Bülent Tör, Saeed Teimourzadeh, Mehmet Koç, Julia Hildermeier, Christos Kolokathis

With global electric vehicle (EV) sales on the rise, policymakers around the world are accelerating efforts to facilitate development of the necessary charging infrastructure and to integrate EVs into the power system at least cost. Turkey is just starting down this path, with around 1,000 electric vehicles on the road. However, as the population grows and car ow...

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Policy Brief

Distribution grid planning for a successful energy transition – Focus on electromobility

By Urs Maier, Frank Peter, Andreas Jahn, Julia Hildermeier

The energy transition in Germany poses challenges, but two main issues are emerging with regard to power distribution. First, peaks occur on the system on days when high levels of wind and solar generation are injected. Second, increases in the use of electric heat pumps and electric transport are driving peak demand higher. Viewed through the lens of conventiona...

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